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Vegan, refined sugar free/low sugar sweet potato c...

These aren’t muffins made cupcakes courtesy of frosting, nor are they cupcakes masquerading as “healthy” muffins. They’re lightly fluffy and wholesome, and full of good things. They’re cupcakes so good they don’t need to be frosted; superb plain, topped with coconut cream, sprinkled lightly with a dusting of powdered sugar or finely grated coconut. Drizzled, or slathered, with some melted...

Simple roasted portobello burgers with spinach art...

Sometimes, this recipe log feels more like a long list of reminders to Keep It Simple Stupid than a compilation of cool dishes I like to make/eat. In most things, simplicity rules, but there is a point where things become so simple the person providing direction seems obtuse (e.g., “Remove product from package”). That said, sometimes the most useful simple tips are the ones we need to be reminded of, from things...

Miso quinoa, chickpea and kale patties/burgers

Does it ever baffle you how much procrastination can wrap itself into busy, busy days? Or maybe that confounding feeling is really a reality check to trim down priorities. Focus a little more closely on what you’re not going to do. One thing I can’t do in this moment is write much. I need to do a little de-cluttering, both physical space and brain. Luckily, there’s not much I really want to say about this...

Cheater’s chai chia pudding

I told myself I wouldn’t post another chia pudding recipe. Because, who needs a recipe once you’ve made some, any kind? And I’ve been making chia puddings nearly every day lately, so if I were to write them all up I’d quickly be beyond redundant. Then again, I’ve been making chia puddings nearly every day lately! They’re all so refreshing and delicious, and nutrient-packed. When one...

Quick pickled daikon, radish, and cucumber salad

There is so much to love about this simple salad. The fresh, colorful crispness that tastes, feels, and even looks like summer while resembling a Christmas-y candy cane in hue; the hydrating, tangy coolness of each bite. And I’d never belittle the much appreciated value of something that can be pulled together and varied so easily for a crunchy, guiltless snack or side. Even the slight lip pucker it can provoke is kind...

Ancient Harvest Recipe Roundup: May

It’s almost July, and I’m still wondering, where did May go? I almost forgot to share these mostly simple, colorful, delicious, fun-to-make-and-photograph Ancient Harvest recipes. I’ve had a bunch of other projects brewing too…hoping to stretch time just that little bit further in order to share soon! Happy Friday! Grilled polenta with tomato avocado salad: So quick to assemble, it’s light and...

Blueberry lavender chia pudding

Doesn’t “lavender” have the loveliest ring? Soft, wispy and gentle, yet this soothing herb is reputed to carry some potent, healthful properties, from aiding the scalp and skin (as oil) and calming the mind and body (as scent) to assisting a healthy gut (as herb). Plus, it’s so pretty. I’ve been on a roll with chia puddings lately. They’re so easy, so delicious, and so good for you. What...

Christina’s date cookie makeover: quinoa cin...

I’d been meaning to get to this cookie project since March. The goal was successful results in time for Christina, librarian extraordinaire and cure-all hug personified, to celebrate her birthday. Two months later, the first attempt finally materialized, and yum. I used to make cinnamon spiced date cookies for date-loving Christina years ago, when she supported my classroom, and I thought they were “healthy for...

Vegan sweet potato enchiladas with creamy avocado ...

If this recipe looks suspiciously like the Sweet potato and black bean burritos also listed on this site, only swapping avocado for cheese, that’s because it essentially is. It’s also become a nearly weekly staple in our house, with the few alterations specific enough they seemed worth noting as more than an asterisk on the same post. Since mostly–but not entirely–eliminating dairy, I’ve...

Ancient Harvest recipe roundup: April

It’s a busy, busy month with another different but equally busy ahead. I’ve been wanting to write up a vegan sweet potato enchilada recipe we’re loving, but it’s going to have to wait another day or two. In the meantime, here are some of the latest recipes posted on the Ancient Harvest website. They have all already been repeated at least once, either for ourselves or gifted. Hope some of the work for...

Chocolate cupcakes (sugar free, grain free, nut fr...

It was my birthday this week, and I’m old enough to feel not excited about it. Old enough even to be past the point of dreading it, preferring to avoid all momentousness around it. But, I’d still have been disappointed if no one remembered. I still needed it to be a nice cake-and-candle kind of day, and it was. This year, the I’d ignore it if it didn’t feel so darn symbolic day unfolded with a...

Creamy vegan roasted asparagus soup (nut free)

Isn’t it fun when food turns out deliciously creamy without the cream? Especially when said food is like a super blast of antioxidants. This soup isn’t especially pretty to look at, and yes, being soup it isn’t necessarily the most creative concoction on the planet, but it’s bursting with green goodness. Besides that, it’s so easy to make. A little chopping prep, a half hour or less of hands-off...